• Golden jubilee

    Golden jubilee

    Sr Injazia Said of the Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus marked the 50th anniversary of her religious vows with a concelebrated Mass led by Fr Richard Nazzareno Farrugia at Xagħra parish church. She is seen on the right and above (second...

  • Altar boys get-together

    Altar boys get-together

    A get-together for Xagħra altar boys and their families was held in the village to mark Vocation Day.

  • Staying active

    An open day of activities aimed at promoting and raising awareness about the physical, mental, social and emotional benefits of staying active for people of all ages will be held on September 20 from 9am to 6pm at the Gozo sports complex,...

  • Student’s photo wins award

    Student’s photo wins award

    Stefan Scerri, 13, won a bronze award in the Milset science photo contest with his photo entitled ‘Bursting balloon’. A total of 1,219 photos were submitted in the international contest from participants in 41 different countries. Scerri, a...

  • Cruise liner visits

    Cruise liner visits

    Two cruise liners – Europa 2 (top) and Seabourn Sojourn – anchored off Mġarr harbour on two separate days to enable passengers to tour Gozo. There were 500 passengers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg aboard the former, and 450...

  • San Blas exhibition of paintings

    San Blas exhibition of paintings

    Alison Zammit Endrich is holding an exhibition of paintings entitled San Blas at Il-Ħaġar, Heart of Gozo Museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. The paintings, done mainly in impasto, also include some in oils and others in acrylics. An art teacher...

  • Marking Natural Environment Day

    Marking Natural Environment Day

    On the first Natural Environment Day celebrated on September 1, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech visited children at the Don Bosco summer club. He celebrated Mass, spoke about his letter to mark the occasion, blessed an exhibition of the children’s craft...

  • Għajnsielem hosts Tolfa visitors

    Għajnsielem hosts Tolfa visitors

    On the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, a group of residents from Tolfa, Italy, led by mayor Luigi Landi, were hosted by the local council of Għajnsielem, with which the Italian town has a twinning agreement. Several activities were...

  • Upcoming events

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital today from 8am to 1pm. • The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be celebrated today at Xlendi. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a pontifical Mass at 10am at Xlendi chapel.

  • Marian manifestation at Marsalforn

    Marian manifestation at Marsalforn

    A congregation of 400 faithful attended the annual diocesan Marian manifestation in Marsalforn. The activity began with the reciting of the rosary, after which Gozo Bishop Mario Grech led a concelebrated Mass. The bishop called on the faithful to...

  • Għajnsielem exhibition

    Għajnsielem exhibition

    An exhibition of works by Għajnsielem’s late archpriest Joseph Zerafa is open today at Ta’ Serafina House, Perellos Street, Għajnsielem. It includes models of the present and former parish churches, Lourdes chapel and the għajn tal-ħasselin...

  • UK school choir concert

    UK school choir concert

    The choir of the Emanuel School, London, included Gozo in its 2015 tour and gave a concert at Nativity of Our Lady basilica, Xagħra. The choir was directed by Allan Clay.

  • Xagħra parish priest painting

    Xagħra parish priest painting

    A portrait of former Xagħra parish priest John-Baptist Grech (1881-1891) was added to a series of paintings of past parish priests in the parish church sacristy. The latest portrait is the work of artist Paul Camilleri-Cauchi.

  • Crafts workshops for students

    Crafts workshops for students

    Gozitan Skolasajf students took part in workshops in weaving, lace and pottery-making, aimed at reviving interest in traditional local crafts. The workshops were held at the Education, Science and Culture Centre in Lunzjata Valley, Victoria, in...

  • Bishop’s consecration at Ta’ Pinu

    Bishop’s consecration at Ta’ Pinu

    Coadjutor Bishop designate for Tripoli, Libya, George Bugeja, was interviewed on Għajnsielem’s community radio Radio Lauretana. He talked about his vocation as a Franciscan friar, his various pastoral work assignments and his five-year experience...

  • Children’s activities to mark Don Bosco anniversary

    Children’s activities to mark Don Bosco anniversary

    Various children’s activities were held at Don Bosco oratory, Victoria, to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St John Bosco, patron saint of children. A Mass animated with puppets was celebrated by Daniel Cardona, archpriest of Żebbuġ, Malta.

  • New Franciscan centre to be built

    New Franciscan centre to be built

    The foundation stone of a new Franciscan centre was laid by the provincial of St Francis conventual order in Malta, Alfred Calleja, at a site behind the order’s church in Victoria. The ceremony was preceded by Mass and a procession. The centre...

  • Concert for feast of Our Lady of Loreto

    Concert for feast of Our Lady of Loreto

    As part of celebrations marking the feast of Our Lady of Loreto, which is being held today in Għajnsielem, St Joseph Band, directed by Frankie Debono, performed a concert of classical works in front of the club’s premises.

  • Upcoming social events

    • The feast of Our Lady of Loreto will be celebrated in Għajnsielem today. Bishop Mario Grech will concelebrate Mass with the parish clergy at 9am. Archpriest Frankie Bajada will deliver the panegyric. Horse races in Mġarr Road start at 2pm.

  • Dance academy show in Victoria

    Dance academy show in Victoria

    About 200 children from Centre Stage Dance Academy performed in an open-air 90-minute show staged in Victoria in collaboration with Gozo Cultural Council. Modern jazz, ballet, hip hop and contemporary dances directed and choreographed by Natalie...